Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

8/6/07: The Case of the Vanishing Bees

Honey Bee in Sunlight. Photo by Scott Kinmartin
Honey Bee in Sunlight. Photo by Scott Kinmartin

By Jennifer Napier-Pearce

Salt Lake City, UT – Even if you don't take your morning toast with honey, a third of the food you eat was produced thanks to the industrious insect the honey bee. So when beekeepers around the country are losing up to 70% of their hives due to Colony Collapse Disorder, it's worth taking notice. The Beehive State itself hasn't seen anything like that kind of devastation, but with no clear cause for the problem, Utah's beekeepers aren't taking it lightly. Jennifer Napier-Pearce talks to environmental journalist Elizabeth Kolbert and to Darren Cox of Cox Honey in Logan.

Read Elizabeth Kolbert's New Yorker article Stung
Visit Cox Honeyland of Utah

Purchase a CD of today's RadioWest. Please reference show #1380.
Sign up for RadioWest Podcasts

Visit one of Salt Lake City's local, independent businesses:
Ken Sanders Rare Books
The King's English
Sam Weller's Zion Bookstore
Graywhale CD Exchange

Or shop on-line

for books and music from today's RadioWest. A portion of your purchase benefits KUER.

KUER is listener-supported public radio. Support this work by making a donation today.